Filling with the Jar of Love with Fairy Dust

Oh do I have a fun card for you today. I think Stampin’ Up! hit the nail on the head when it came out with the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelits. It is just the neatest stamp set ever! As I was planning my card for today, I thought “what could put in that jar that’s a little bit different?” And I thought “Fairy Dust!” I combined the Jar of Love and Fairy Celebration stamp sets to make this card.

Card using Fairy Celebration and Jar of Love stamp sets by Stampin' Up!

All our Hobbies Inspire our Artwork

You may be wondering. How on earth did you come up with that? Yeah. That thought occurred to me, too. Here’s how I came up with it. I’ve recently started reading a new genre for me – fantasy. I read one great fantasy novel, about princesses and magical kingdoms, and now I’m hooked. Magic and fairies are in the books I read, so they come through in my artwork.

What hobbies do you have? Have you combined them to make your card making even more special? If yes, tell me about it! I have a friend who is really into motorcycles, so the new One Wild Ride stamp featuring motorcycles really appealed to her. She could combine her two passions.

Another one of my passions is vegetarian eating. The stamp set Fresh Fruit appeals to me. I know it’s because the beautiful fruit in the set remind me of my lifestyle.

No matter how different your hobbies are, it’s fun to relate them when paper crafting. Now I just need Stampin’ Up! to release a yoga stamp, and I’ll be all set. LOL.

Tips for using the Jar of Love framelits

When using the Jar of love framelits, there’s a a framelit to cut out the jar shape. However, there’s also another framelit for cutting out the center of the jar. This second framelit was key in my design because

  • It let me play with stamping different things to put in the jar and I could easily switch out the center of the jar if I didn’t like the result
  • I was able to sponge around it, giving the a sponged blue ethereal look to the inside of the jar
  • It allowed me to pop up the inside of the jar using TWO dimensionals layered on top of each other, making it a bit higher then the actual jar so it would stand up more.

    Card using Fairy Celebration and Jar of Love stamp sets by Stampin' Up!

The sweet Fairy came from the Fairy Celebration stamp set. The sparkles (AKA fairy dust) also comes from the Fairy Celebration stamp set.

The fairy dust is done in embossed gold, but the beautiful gold color didn’t come through in my picture. In real life it’s really neat looking.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Fairy Celebration
Paper: Emerald Envy, In-color envelope paper, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Gold embossing Powder, Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine

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More Fun with Fairy Celebration

On Friday I posted a video on how to use the Spotlight Technique. In the video, I used the Fairy Celebration stamp set and showed a sample with a square spotlight (instead of the more traditional round). Today I grabbed my sample and made it into a card. To me, the stamp set screams “BLING” so the challenge for me was adding glitter without overdoing it.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Spotlight Technique

Okay, so I almost overdid it. Instead of adding glitter all over, I added little bitty dabs of tombow glue in the center of some of the sparkles. In real life, the card glitters and shines, just like fairy dust. But not so much that you need sun glasses 🙂

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Spotlight Technique

Traditionally, the spotlight technique is done using a round focal point. After all, a “real” spotlight is round. However, we’re creative people. We don’t have to bow to the norm. Our spotlights can be whatever shape we desire. I was thinking that a heart-shaped spotlight would also be lovely.

For more information on doing the Spotlight Technique, see my video below. Also, click here to see my detailed post from last Friday.

I did have some challenges lining up my square spotlight because something went awry. I cut out the square at an angle, not realizing that would be an issue when I went to put everything together. LOL. When doing a video, I’d much rather find the problem myself so you can learn from me, so I actually LOVE it when I encounter a problem. Now you know to cut and stamp evenly when you’re doing any other shape besides a circle. The circle is very forgiving, so if you are a new stamper, don’t get frustrated, just stick with a round and you’ll be all set.

I hope you give this technique a try!

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Fairy Celebration
Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Blender Pens
Other: Silver Glitter, Silver 1/8 ribbon, Delicate Doilies, Metallic Doilies

Thanks for stopping by!
XOXO,Rina

 

 

How to do the Spotlight Technique

For my technique challenge this month, I wanted to feature a technique that would have a huge impact, but wouldn’t involve anything messy. The Spotlight Technique fit the bill!  (Last month was WAYYYY messy with the Acrylic Block Stamping Technique. Totally love it, but some people <gasp> don’t like to get their hands inky.)

I decided to use Spotlighting when I was playing with the Fairy Celebration stamp set. The stamp set is ideal for this type of technique. Traditionally, this technique uses images that are colored in, but solid images can also be used.

My card below is actually very simple, but the spotlighting gives it a “Wow” effect. I am also so excited about the new Layer Circles framelits. The little pop of color from the scallop highlights the image and makes it pop even more. To color the image, I used blender pens. It adds a soft look to the images and has a beautiful watercolor effect.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

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Did you know that I have a special facebook group? Every month I post a technique video and members of the group post cards they’ve made, using the technique. It’s a lot of fun to see everyone’s interpretation of the technique. I randomly choose someone who has participated, and I send them stamping goodies :). If you’d like to join, click here.

How to do the Spotlight Technique

To do the spotlight technique as shown above, you stamp the image twice. For my sample above, I first stamped the image on green Emerald Envy paper. I then stamped it again on Whisper White.

After stamping on the Whisper White, I played with the circles from the Layer Circles framelits . I chose where I wanted my image to be cut out and after cutting it, I colored it in with blender pens. I then added a scalloped border and carefully placed it over the green Emerald Envy paper so the images matched exactly.

There are other ways of doing the technique as well. Watch the whole video below to learn some additional tips and tricks.

Here is a close up of the card. For the linen thread, I first doubled the length of ribbon, then tied it into a double bow.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Fairy Celebration
Paper: Emerald Envy, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Blend Pens
Other: Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Layer Circles framelits.

Happy Stamping,
Love,
Rina

Fairy Celebration

One of the things I love about the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is that it has some unique images. I’ve never had a stamp set like Fairy Celebration. The images are so sweet and versatile. My young girls would love receiving a card with these delicate fairies, but I could also use it for adults, to. I can just imagine my sister-in-laws face on getting a card with Fairies. She would ADORE it.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

For my card today, I am following the Paper Craft Crew sketch #201. (PCCCS#201). It is a fast design, one you can make with many different stamps and themes.

The raindrop paper is from A Little Foxy designer series paper stack. It goes so nicely with Fairy Celebrations stamp set. I love the look of the raindrops with the cherry tree branch. Such fun! I colored the design using Blender Pens.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

The ink is stamped with archival gray ink. I’ve been using gray more and more in my cards instead of black because it’s more subtle. I didn’t want the stamping to take over the card and the gray definitely blends in nicely.

Fairy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Here is the sketch that I followed. Its’ a basic sketch, one you can use a lot and make cards easily and quickly (my favorite kind :)). This sketch will be open for TWO weeks this time, so please play along and join us at the Paper Craft Crew.

PCCCS201

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Fairy Celebration
Paper: Whisper White, A Little Foxy, Smoky Slate
Ink: Archival Gray, Various Subtles Ink
Other: Rhinestones, White Twine, Smoky Slate ribbon, Metallic Doilies

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Happy Stamping,
Rina